WWL Arbitration 2019

“a very talented arbitration practitioner” who is “responsive” and “great to work with.”

WWL Switzerland Arbitration 2019

“an excellent arbitration practitioner who has done impressive work in both international and domestic proceedings.”

WWL Litigation Future Leaders 2018

“"star" practitioner, who is a pleasure to work with.”

WWL Litigation Future Leaders 2018

“draws praise for his solid and profound legal know-how.”

Stefan Leimgruber

Özlem Ickin



Stefan Leimgruber is a Partner in our Dispute Resolution Group in Zurich. His practice focuses on domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration.


  • Represents parties before Swiss courts with a particular focus on banking and financial disputes, post-M&A and corporate litigation, interim measures and enforcement of foreign judgments
  • Acts as counsel and as arbitrator in international arbitrations, ad hoc and institutional, in particular in post-M&A and shareholder disputes as well as in disputes relating to joint ventures, license, purchase, and distribution agreements
  • Advises and represents sport federations, officials and athletes in sports law matters


Professional Experience
Partner at Schellenberg Wittmer
Associate at Schellenberg Wittmer
Legal Secretary and Substitute Judge at the Zurich District Court
Education and Admission
Dr. iur., University of Lucerne
Bar Admission in Switzerland
lic iur., University of Zurich
Additional Professional Activities
  • Regular publications in his areas of specializations
  • Member of several professional associations, including IBA, ASA, DRI, AIJA, the Swiss and the Zurich Bar Association

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